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Guj HC allows ex-BJP MLA, murder convict, to enter state to

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High today allowed former Gondal and convict to enter the state to campaign for his wife and candidate Geetaba Jadeja.

and two aides were sentenced to life imprisonment in August this year for the 2004 of a political rival, Nilesh Raiyani, in Rajkot.

The Supreme granted him bail on the condition that he would not enter the state until the hearing on his appeal was over, and he would approach the HC if he wanted a relaxation of this condition.

A division bench of Justices Akil Kureshi and Biren Vaishnav today allowed his application seeking permission to enter and stay in till December 17 to campaign for his wife who is a candidate from Gondal.

Jadeja also said that he needed to make arrangements for his nephew's wedding on December 9, which is expected to be attended by around 5,000 guests.

Further, he wanted to return to pay salaries to the labourers working on his farm who, he said, had not been paid since he was asked to leave the state.

Jadeja was acquitted by the Rajkot sessions in 2010, but the high court reversed the judgement.

As a leader, he represented Gondal in the Assembly thrice. He was last elected from the seat in 2012.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 23:50 IST